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2019 Nissan Murano Review | CarMax

Entering the third generation for the 2015 model year, the 2019 Nissan Murano has had plenty of updates over the previous years, and the 2019 Nissan Murano's visual changes and technology updates will appeal to you if you're in the market for an SUV. The Murano has been designed to take both the daily urban commute and the long road trip in stride. Its comfortable seating and peppy V6 engine should make it an ideal choice if you're looking for a road-tripping two-row SUV.

An available all-wheel-drive (AWD) system should help boost your confidence when the road conditions get tricky, and there's plenty of power for passing on the highway. The 2019 Nissan Murano has all the things you may be looking for in a two-row SUV and a little personality to boot. Here's what you'll learn in this 2019 Nissan Murano review:

Key Specs & Features

  • Standard V6 engine and front-wheel drive
  • Standard (2019 and later) forward collision warning and pre-collision braking assist
  • Standard (2019 and later) eight-inch touchscreen with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®
  • Up to 32.1 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row
  • Standard (2019 and later) rearview camera

5 Reasons to Buy

1. Smooth ride around town

One of the advantages of a continuously variable transmission, or CVT, is there are no gears for it to shift through. This gives the 2019 Nissan Murano a smoother ride around town while also keeping the engine at the optimum rpm for your driving demands. If a smooth and quiet ride is an essential part of an SUV to you, the 2019 Nissan Murano should be a great choice.

2. Room for the family

2019 Nissan Murano Review: Backseats | CarMax

There's enough space for five in the 2019 Nissan Murano thanks to 55.7 cubic feet of front-seat space and 52.4 cubic feet of rear-seat space. With an additional 32.1 cubic feet of cargo space (31.1 with the sunroof), there should be all the room you need for your road-trip luggage. For extra big moves, the cabin opens up to an ample 67 cubic feet with all the seats folded down—giving you plenty of room to work with.

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3. Power for the long haul

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Under the hood of the 2019 Nissan Murano is a 3.5L V6 engine that makes 260 horsepower and 240 lb.-ft. of torque. Thanks to the CVT, there should be plenty of power to use at highway speeds—the spirited drive of the V6 is great fun on long trips. You can also expect an EPA-estimated 20 mpg city 28 mpg highway from it, too.1

4. Standard driving aids

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The 2019-and-later Nissan Murano is equipped with some useful driver aids as standard. At the base-level, you'll find forward collision warning with automatic braking and pedestrian detection. In addition, you'll get driver-alert technology designed to alert you if you're not paying attention to the road or appear drowsy. Available technology also includes adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, and reverse automatic braking.

5. Connected technology

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You don't need to upgrade to the higher trims of the 2019 Nissan Murano to find modern connectivity. Features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard on all trims. Stay focused on the road with a hands-free text assistant and Bluetooth® connectivity, also on all trims. Two USB and three USB-C ports, also standard on every 2019 Nissan Murano, will help you keep your devices charged during the ride.

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What You Need to Know

2019 Nissan Murano Trims

The Nissan Murano has been available in four trims since the 2015 model year. Each trim includes the following:

  • S – Features an eight-inch touchscreen, dual-zone automatic climate control, cloth-trimmed seating, three 12-volt plugs, automatic headlights, LED headlights, LED taillights, a satellite radio, and push-button start.
  • SV – Adds to the S trim with remote start, 10-way power driver seat, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, blind-spot warning, and rear cross-traffic alerts.
  • SL – Builds on the SV trim by adding LED fog lights, leather seating, heated front and rear seats, a heated steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, an 11-speaker Bose® audio system, navigation, and a motion-activated power liftgate.
  • Platinum – Tops out the options with a power panoramic moonroof, traffic sign recognition, automatic rear braking, high-beam assist, memory seat positions, climate-controlled front seats, and upgraded leather diamond-stitched seats.

Interior Colors

The 2019 Nissan Murano's interior is available in the following colors:

  • Cashmere cloth
  • Cashmere leather
  • Cashmere semi-anilite leather
  • Graphite cloth
  • Graphite leather
  • Graphite semi-anilite leather
  • Mocha semi-anilite leather

Exterior Colors

The 2019 Nissan Murano's exterior is available in the following colors:

  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Cayenne Red Metallic
  • Deep Blue Pearl
  • Gun Metallic
  • Mocha Almond Pearl
  • Magnetic Black Pearl
  • Pearl White Tri-Coat
  • Sunset Dirt ChromaFlair

Similar Vehicles

Nissan Pathfinder

If you like the look and feel of the 2019 Nissan Murano but still want more space, the 2018-and-later Nissan Pathfinder is worth checking out. It shares many of the same technology, color, and trim options as the 2019 Nissan Murano, but adds a third row. It's available in the same four S, SV, SL, and Platinum trims. Interior space is increased to 137.8 cubic feet of passenger room. The Nissan Pathfinder (2018 to present) has family-friendly features like seven-passenger seating, integrated window blinds, and an available rear DVD entertainment system. Powered by a 284-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, the Nissan Pathfinder (2018 to present) can tow up to an estimated 6,000 lbs. when properly equipped.2

Toyota RAV4

The ever-popular 2019 Toyota RAV4 is a five-passenger SUV that has been redesigned for the 2019 model year. The 2019 Toyota RAV4 is one of the few two-row SUVs to offer a hybrid platform, which should be ideal for around-town driving. When equipped with the hybrid drivetrain, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 gets an impressive EPA-estimated fuel economy of 40 mpg combined.1 For the 2019 model, there are six available trims to choose from: LE, XLE, XLE Premium, Adventure, XSE Hybrid, and Limited. All-wheel drive is standard on Adventure and Limited trims and available on all other trims. Limited trim also includes heated power seats, an eight-inch touchscreen, and rear parking sensors.

Chevrolet Blazer

Newly reintroduced in 2019, the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer is an attractive and modern two-row SUV for adventure-seeking families. There are six trims to choose from, including a sport-themed RS trim that includes a 308-horsepower 3.6L V6 engine and nine-speed automatic transmission. A 2.5L four-cylinder engine comes as standard. If you're interested in towing, the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer can tow up to an estimated 4,500 lbs. with the V6 engine when properly equipped.2 The top-level Premier trim includes adaptive cruise control, a kick-activated power liftgate, and an HD surround-view camera system.

The Bottom Line

If you're looking for a two-row SUV that has the comfort and power to travel long distances without sacrificing an exciting drive, you should check out the 2019 Nissan Murano. It now has more technology than ever thanks to its 2019-model-year refresh. Whether it's for a daily commute or a drive out of town, the quiet ride, comfortable seating, and modern technology make the 2019 Nissan Murano a smart choice.

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1Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov for details.
2Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories.
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